Don McLean is one of the most iconic in popular culture, most recognised for his song, “American Pie’, a ballad about the deterioration of teenage culture in America and the loss of innocence which has been named by RIAA as one of the top five songs of the 20th century.
One of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history, Don McLean has a string of mega-hits such as ‘Vincent’, ‘Castles In The Air’ and many more. His catalogue of songs have been recorded by Madonna, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Drake, Weird ‘Al’ Yankovic and countless others. . In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. McLean was honoured in 2019 receiving his star on the Las Vegas Walkway of Stars and his song “And I love You So” was the theme for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding.
In 2020, Don signed a recording contract with Time Life/Wamer Bros. Records to release his catalogue of recordings as well as the much-anticipated new album Still Playin’ Favorites’ His famous song, “American Pie” will be featured in the Avenger’s Black Widow and the Tom Hanks movie BIOS and much more to be announced. And when you think things are slowing down, not for Don who in 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of ‘American Pie’ with a world tour.